Hollywood Street Art and Food Block Party
On Sunday, May 22, join Arts Bridging the Gap, Hollywood PAL, Ovation Hollywood, Wood & Vine restaurant and Broadway in Hollywood for a street art festival and food block party. The family-friendly event will have live music and performances and street art to inspire solidarity, unity and hope for the future. Local restaurant partners, including Wood+Vine, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Gwen, The Breakfast Club, Fabiolus Cucina, St. Felix, Food & Bounty and the Dudes’ Brewing Company will be preparing special plates from noon to 4 p.m. Food items are $5 each or $50 for a Tastes of Hollywood wristband. The wristband is good for one item from each restaurant and two drink tickets. The $100 unlimited food ticket allows visitors to enjoy food from all of the restaurant partners, plus two drink tickets, and an event tote with swag and surprises. This interactive event will also display street art from 2020, a time when Arts Bridging the Gap collaborated with Hollywood partners, local artists and young people from the community to paint the boarded-up windows with color, creativity and hope. Hundreds of citizens participated in this summer public art experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Strings of Life Cafe burgers
During National Burger Month in May, the sunny culinary hideaway, Strings of Life (S.O.L) is offering a bright outdoor patio ideal to enjoy a burger foral fresco dining. Order a S.O.L burger prepared by husband-and-wife chef duo, Monty and Jaci Koludrovic. It comes with a grilled patty, cheese, S.O.L. sauce, pickles, white onions, lettuce and tomato. Guests can also order a beef patty, Impossible patty or the S.O.L. Veggie Burger with a house made chickpea cashew patty, swiss cheese, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, onion relish and S.O.L. sauce. 8535 Melrose Ave., (424)313-8136.
The Fig burger at Fairmont Miramar
Santa Monica’s restaurant named after the historic 80 ft. tall Morten Bay fig tree serves a special burger prepared with Muenster cheese, heirloom tomatoes, gem lettuce, avocado, crispy onions and rosemary fries. Located at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the director of culinary experience Jason Prendergast locally sources ingredients. The menu also offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Enjoy with Bulletproof Coffee and organic artisanal teas. Other beverage items include a selection of refreshing juice, tonics and wellness shots for the health conscious. 101 Wilshire Blvd., (310)319-3111.
Nomoo new American burgers
Founder George Montagu-Brown, a plant-based food advocate and restaurateur from the U.K., is revolutionizing America’s favorite burgers from the inside out. The retro-looking diner has a plant-based kitchen to re-create meat and dairy based favorites. Choose a plant-based, soy-free, non-GMO burger with a shake, plus the Chick’n’ with signature Nomoo seasoning. Nomoo is giving 10% of their profits each month to local LA based non-profits. 7507 Melrose Ave., (323)433-4990.
CUT Beverly Hills Heitz Wine Dinner
Join Michelin-starred Chef Wolfgang Puck at CUT at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, on Thursday, May 26. The evening will feature a special four-course dinner with Heitz Cellar wine pairing starting at 6:30 p.m. Executive chef Drew Rosenberg has crafted a decadent menu complete with Maine scallops, aged duck breast and American Wagyu Beef. Each course is paired with wines from the historic California Heitz winery, known for its iconic and age-worthy single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This one-of-a-kind dinner and wine dinner is $495 per person. Call to make a reservation. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)276-8500.